ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium is a BIPOC-led, community-curated program featuring art exhibitslive performancespresentationsworkshopsfilm screeningsartist talksartist opportunity tables and art marketWe are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

ACES 2023 is a hybrid event, presented online and in person. 

May 20 + 21, 2023

12 pm - 7 pm


ACES is FREE to attend, with a suggested donation of $10.

ASL interpreters are available on-site and via Zoom.

Free childcare is provided on-site.

ACES is presented by Shunpike, in collaboration with 4Culture, Artist Trust, Arts Corps, ArtsWA, CD Forum, Golden Bricks Events, Ground Zero Radio, Langston Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Refuge Outdoor Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Restored, Black Rock Spirits, Spokane Arts, The Vera Project, and Totem Star.
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Sunday, May 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
You CAN do it irrespective of your age! (LOCATED IN SPOKANE, WA)

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Inspiring Talk/presentation
The Creative Journey of a 13 year old Artist & a TEDx speaker:
I am a strong, driven middle school student from Spokane has a goal to help everyone realize that no matter your age: You Can Do It!. My goal is to inspire the next generation youth to dream big, word hard and go get it!
I hope my presentation at ACES helps people realize their potential so they can help themselves and others through ART

The video in the link has only a part of my recent TED talk, the actual TED talk isn't released yet. This video will give you an idea of teh talk.


Presenting & Performing Artist...
avatar for Sindhu Surapaneni

Sindhu Surapaneni

CEO and Founder of Imaginations2creation, www.facebook.com/i2csindhu
Watch an exciting presentation by a 14-year-old artist, changemaker, and a philanthropist. She is a TEDx speaker (x2), a cultural enthusiast, motivator, dancer, and ASB president of Selkirk Middle School. In her stories, her primary goal is to promote empathy above everything else... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center

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